Even though it’s almost always summer in south Florida, sometimes I crave big bowls of warm comfort food. And lately I’ve been feeling super fatigued – a few nights ago, Bryan said to me, “Mandy, you need to stop working so much.” And today when he left for work he said, “please do something fun today.”
He’s right (shhhhhhh don’t tell him I said that).
Continue reading “Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad.”
Well….the plague is finally starting to subside. And by subside I mean I am slowly starting to get my energy back, the coughing has decreased, and I’m only down to about 5 cough drops a day (as opposed to an entire bag).
Hey, I’ll take that as a win.
I can honestly say that I haven’t been this sick in a very long time. Which had me thinking…perhaps my body is trying to tell me something. Like I’m overdoing it. I’ve been going through some emotional stress (something I’ll eventually share) and working 3 physically demanding jobs, all while trying to spend time with Bryan and the pups, as well as by myself.
Ya know, me time they call it.
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I am exhausted. But in a good way.
A good exhausted if you will…
I briefly mentioned that I recently started monitoring sea turtle nests – I walk the beach and record sea turtle crawls and nests for a sea turtle monitoring program. I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks now and I’m already loving every second of it…
Minus getting up at 5am. Okay, 5:09 am if you count my snooze button. Once I’m awake and on the beach, reality sets in and the 5am wake up call quickly vanishes.
Continue reading “Sea Turtles & My New Favorite (Simple) Way to Make Rice”
Some of my favorite recipes are the most simple ones. It’s easy to get caught up in making meals with several ingredients, but some of the best meals only have a few! Like this Sweet Peanut Butter Oatmeal.
Cook. Swirl. Eat. It’s as simple as that.
Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast dishes. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because it’s warm and comforting. Or maybe because it’s so versatile and you can make every bowl taste so different!
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My quinoa kick continues…
It’s been a very busy week for me – I’ve been trying to stay busy while Bryan is gone (this is my solution for making the time go by faster). And yes, y’all will be happy to know that I have accomplished four out of five things on my Things I want to Accomplish list:
Reading: I’m currently reading Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Sadly, I started this book awhile ago and never have finished it, so I made it a point to finish it a.s.a.p!
Has anybody else read this book? Thoughts???
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I have a lot on my mind today. I’m not really ready to share what’s been consuming my thoughts lately, but I promise I will eventually…
Pinky promise! 😉
I spoke with my best friend Brooke – who I also just recently visited this week…
Boo. I miss her already. I also miss that little pup (Luna)! Isn’t she the cutest!?
Continue reading “Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers”
I always hate waking up on Monday mornings. And I hate Mondays even more the day after a holiday. Sure, Easter always falls on a Sunday and you don’t typically get days off leading up to it, or after it (I don’t anyway). But, for some unknown reason, I find it more difficult to go to work following a holiday.
Who’s with me on this one?
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